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Why Superior Group of Companies Inc’s (NASDAQ:SGC) CEO Salary Matters To You

In 2003 Michael Benstock was appointed CEO of Superior Group of Companies Inc (NASDAQ:SGC). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Michael Benstock’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Superior Group of Companies Inc has a market capitalization of US$274m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$3m. Notably, that’s an increase of 61% over the year before. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$100m to US$400m, we found the median CEO compensation was US$919k.

It would therefore appear that Superior Group of Companies Inc pays Michael Benstock more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this fact alone doesn’t mean the remuneration is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Superior Group of Companies, below.

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Is Superior Group of Companies Inc Growing?

Superior Group of Companies Inc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 1.6% a year, over the last three years Its revenue is up 25% over last year.

I think the revenue growth is good. And, while modest, the earnings per share growth is noticeable. Although we’ll stop short of calling the stock a top performer, we think the company has potential.

You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Superior Group of Companies Inc Been A Good Investment?

Superior Group of Companies Inc has not done too badly by shareholders, with a total return of 8.9%, over three years. But they probably don’t want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

We examined the amount Superior Group of Companies Inc pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies. We found that it pays well over the median amount paid in the benchmark group.

One might like to have seen stronger growth, and the shareholder returns have failed to inspire, over the last three years. So it’s certainly hard to argue that the CEO is modestly paid, although we don’t see the remuneration as an issue. Shareholders may want to check for free if Superior Group of Companies Inc insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you might rather take a peek at this analytical visualization of historic cash flow, earnings and revenue.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.